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Gallery - Model A and Celebrities

Model A's were even popular with celebrities. The very first Model A off the line was given by Henry Ford to his good friend Thomas Edison. That car is currently in the MAFFI museum in Hickory Corners, MI.

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Rex Allen and Family - Cowboy, Actor, and Singer

The Arizona Cowboy as he was called was born and raised in Arizona. Allen began his singing career on radio station KOY in Phoenix, after which he became better known as a performer on the National Barn Dance on WLS in Chicago [Image]

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Doris Day - Actress

Doris was given this 1930 De Luxe Roadster by a fan in the 1980s and had it restored. She was often seen driving around Carmel California. Doris passed in 2019 and the car was auctioned off.

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FDR - Governor of New York, 1929-1933

Before he was elected President, Roosevelt was photographed in many Model A Fords. This photo came from the FDR archives. .

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George Norris

Senator of Nebraska with his 1928 Sport Coupe in the Capitol parking lot.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso
Posted 03/15/20

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The President and his family posing with a 1928 Phaeton.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso
Posted 03/15/20

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Hubert H Humphrey

Posing with Model A Tudor Sedan.

Posted 03/14/20

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Jackson Pollack

American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement.

Posted 03/14/20

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Mary Pickford

Another shot of the actress with one of the first 1928 Model As, a Sport Coupe. Note open ended front bumper!

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt's phaeton in the background while he chats with children on bicycles.

Posted 03/14/20

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Andy Griffith

With his collection of antique automobiles at home in Toluca Lake, California

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03/12/20

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Andy Griffith

Standing beside his 1928 Phaeton at home in Toluca Lake, California

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03/12/20

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Jerry Lewis with his 1931 SW Town Sedan in 1961.

The car was restored in Burbank by "Tiny" Snell and was sold in the early 1960s. Its whereabouts are unknown.

Posted by Rick Black
03/12/20

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James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers - 1897-1933

Known as the Singing Brakeman and Blue Yodeler and the Father of Country Music.

Posted by Rick Black
03/12/20

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Nelson Rockefeller and friends in a 1931 Phaeton.

Rockefeller was the governor of New York from 1953-1973 and Vice President of the US from 1974-1977

Sent in by Luis Ariza
Posted 03/10/20

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Tennessee Ernie Ford

Standing beside his 1930 De Luxe Phaeton in 1956.

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03/12/20

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

With his friends in South Carolina in 1942.

Sent in by Luis Ariza
Posted 03/09/20

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King Carol II and Prince Miguel of Romania,

Photographed inspecting Ford Caravan, February 1932

Sent in by Luis Ariza
Posted 03/10/20

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Colonel Harlan Sanders

Posing with his 1930/31 Coupe in 1955

Sent in by Justin Bicknell

Posted 03/03/20

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WD Jones

Member of the Clyde Barrow Gang. Posing with a 1932 V8 Convertible Sedan in 1933.

Found by Rick Black

Posted 03/03/20

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Actress Dolores Del Rio

Posed with her 1928 Sport Coupe.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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Cecil B DeMille

The movie producer with his foot on the running board of his 1928 Tudor Sedan.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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Ernest Hemingway and friend

Posed with his 1928 Sport Coupe.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

His 1928 Roadster had hand controls due to his polio

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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James Couzens, Mayor of Detroit Michigan

With his 1928 Sport Coupe. He was later a Senator from Michigan.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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John D. Rockefeller

Seems like it didn't make any difference if you were rich - everyone loved the New Ford

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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The Three Stooges

They didn't own a Model A that we know of, but they repaired one in a movie.

Sent in by Alan Dalmaso

Posted 02/28/20

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Actress Joan Crawford

Posed with her 1928 Town Car.

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03/12/20

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Thomas Edison

His 1928 Tudor was a gift from Henry Ford




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Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford

They bought one of the first 1928 Model As, a Sport Coupe

Posted 02/10/20

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Robert Wadlow

The Gentle Giant was the world's tallest man at 8'11" tall. He died at the age of 22 in 1940.




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Andy Griffith

The actor was also an avid collector of automobiles, including a couple of Model A's. He was also a MAFCA member! Pictured here with his TV co-star Don Knotts.

 

 


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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The President could often be seen driving one of his Model A Fords.

This is a sporty 1930 Cabriolet with the top down.


Posted 02/10/20

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Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

Restored his father's Model A Coupe.

Thanks, Al Stoll

Posted 02/12/20

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Last Updated: 07/20/2020
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